Research Group, Academic Staff

Department of Food and Energy Systems Science

Each academic staff (professor) has their own research group.

Department of Food and Energy Systems Science

Energy and Materials Systems

KAMIYA, Hidehiro

Degree
Dr.Eng.
Research Area
Energy and Materials Systems
Keywords
Chemical Engineering, Powder Technology, Inorganic Material Science
e-mail
kamiya (@) cc.tuat.ac.jp

* Prof. Kamiya is the Dean of Grad. School of BASE from 2013

M. Iijima, T. Otsubo, H. Kamiya: Dispersion of inorganic electrolytes in low-polarity solvents assisted by surface modified magnetic nanoparticles and their base catalytic properties, Chemical Engineering Science, 2013, 91(22):65-69
M. Iijima, M. Kobayakawa, M. Yamazaki, Y. Ohta, H. Kamiya: Anionic Surfactant with Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Chains for Nanoparticle Dispersion and Shape Memory Polymer Nanocomposites, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131(45):16342-16343
H. Kamiya, et al.: Measurement and analysis of fine particulate matters (PM10/PM2.5) and condensable nanoparticles emission from stationary sources, in Sustainable Chemistry, 2011, pp.71-81.

Energy and Materials Design

TOMINAGA, Yoichi

Degree
Dr. Eng.
Research Area
Energy and Materials Design
Keywords
Polymer electrolytes, Lithium batteries, Polymer blends and composites
e-mail
ytominag (@) cc.tuat.ac.jp

Design of solid polymer electrolytes using CO2 and improvement in ion-conductive properties, Functional mesoporous ceramics for polymer composites, Ion-conductive rubbers and their blends, Development of polymer-based flexible Li-ion batteries.

Y. Tominaga, V. Nanthana, D. Tohyama, Ionic conduction in poly(ethylene carbonate)-based rubbery electrolytes including lithium salts, Polymer Journal, 44 (12) 1155-1158 (2012).
Y. Oe, Y. Tominaga, Utilization of carbon dioxide for polymer electrolytes [I]: Effect of supercritical treatment conditions on ionic conduction in amorphous polyether/salt mixtures, Electrochimica Acta, 57, 176-179 (2011).
S. Kitajima, Y. Tominaga, Enhanced cationic conduction in a polyether/saponite nanocomposite treated with supercritical carbon dioxide, Macromolecules, 42 (15), 5422-5424 (2009).

Energy Systems Analysis

Atsushi Akisawa

Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Research Area
Energy Systems Analysis
Keywords
Saving energy, Energy Efficiency, Modelling Analysis, Solar Energy
e-mail
akisawa(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

Evaluation and development of long term energy-saving technologies and sytems despite of limited natural resources and global warming problem. In the other hand, development of various energy technologies and in the same time the change of energy policies such as deregulation of the market also occur. Based on these options, the studies on evaluating the effect of external factors and system analysis is conducted to clarify the most desirable state. Based on the use of multi-stage heat (cogeneration), the research on the evaluation of energy conservation policy and energy saving technology using an optimization model is also conducted. In addition, we have studied the application of heat-driven refrigeration cycle that can supply the cold by effectively using solar heat or waste heat.

Biological Measurement Systems

Kouji Masuda

Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Research Area
Biological Measurement Systems
Keywords
Biomedical Engineering, Acoustic Engineering, Medical Image Processing, Medical Robotics
e-mail
masuda_k(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

The goal for this laboratory is "the combination of hardware and software of the ultrasonic medical care in the future". We aim to develop the intensive care of effected parts inside the patients body by utilizing the drug transmission treatment and local gene therapy. This is done by forming the combination of radiation force of ultrasonic waves that generated in the vascular structure in the body which have possibility to control the microbubbles in the bloodstream.In this laboratory, we conducted a wide range of research area in order to achieve our goal. Such as the image processing as well as the foundation of interfaces for organ observations, robotics techniques for imparting a reliable therapeutic procedures and also electronic-information-machine across the medical field.

Environmentally Sustainable Production Systems

Koki Toyoda

Degree
Doctor of Agriculture
Research Area
Environmentally Sustainable Production Systems
Keywords
Soil Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Biocontrol
e-mail
kokit(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

The world's population has been increasing rapidly. Increase in food production is an urgent need to support a growing population, it is important in consideration of global warming, the global environmental problems of soil degradation, etc., or to overcome this urgent issues in a sustained manner how. With the aim of ultimate establishment and improvement of sustainable agricultural production system, we have great interest in the following research.In order to maintain a sustainable agriculture, and to apply the sedimentary organic matter such as compost some kind is required to prevent the exploitation because of entails in agricultural production. We considered a single system organic matter continued to use soil and to clarify the biological interactions, including micro-organisms as bacteria and fungi, and protozoa, soil animals. We consider the stability if the system is come from the microbial productivity.

Regulation of Biological Responses

Taishi Umezawa

Degree
Doctor of Agriculture
Research Area
Regulation of Biological Responses
Keywords
Plant molecular biology, Biochemistry
e-mail
taishi(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

Recent emerging global and environmental issues, such as desertification or global warming etc., has a great impact on agricultural production worldwide, because such environmental changes cause multiple abiotic stresses (drought, saliniy or temperature etc.) for plants. One of our major goal is to develop stress-tolerant crops/trees, through a series of biological studies on the molecular mechanisms of cellular signal transduction in responses to abiotic stress in plants, mainly focusing on protein posttranslational modifications (e.g. phosphorylation). Our approach includes multiple techniques in plant physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and systems biology. Recently we are trying to apply phosphoproteomics to investigate signal transduction networks in plants.

Ryoichi Sato

Degree
Doctor of Agriculture
Research Area
Safe food production Science
Keywords
Protective factors and aggressive factors of biological, evolutionary molecular engineering, cell molecular recognition
e-mail
ryoichi(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

We are obsessed with the world of fascinating ability if the pathogenic bacteria and insects. For example, to produce "earth-friendly protein insecticide", we learn on the insecticidal protein with insect pathogenic bacteria bacterium Bt. On the other hand, we aim to study a mechanism that be considered to be the model for " foundation of the immune system in animals." by learning from the unique mechanism of those bacteria which survived. In addition, we also study about the insects mechanism system, that do not exist in human system. This research may lead to various applications, such as sensing technology.

Environmental Monitoring Systems

AKAI, Nobuyuki

Degree
Ph. D.
Research Area
Environmental Monitoring Systems
Keywords
Molecular structure, Low temperature chemistry, Reaction intermediate, Photochemistry
e-mail
akain (@) cc.tuat.ac.jp

Our group is studying accurate chemical reactions and mechanisms in atmosphere using several vibrational spectroscopies with aids of quantum chemical calculations. Vaporization mechanism of ionic liquids is another research topic.

N. Akai et al.“"Matrix-isolation infrared spectra of HOOBr and HOBrO produced upon VUV light irradiation of HBr/O2/Ne system" Chemical Physics Letters. 499, 117-120 (2010).
N. Akai et al."Cryogenic Neon Matrix-Isolation FTIR Spectroscopy of Evaporated Ionic Liquids: Geometrical Structure of Cation-Anion 1:1 Pair in the Gas phase", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113, 4756-4762 (2009).
N. Akai et al."First Observation of the Matrix-isolated FTIR Spectrum of Vaporized Ionic Liquid: An Example of EmimTFSI, 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide" Chemistry Letters 37, 256-257 (2008).